New Recommendations for Water in Early Childhood

A recently issued expert panel report, “Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach” from Healthy Eating Research provides new feeding guidelines for children aged 0-2. Early life diet and feeding patterns are key to establishing healthy habits and preferences. Per the report, water is the best option to quench young children’s thirst, sugar sweetened beverages should not be offered to any children under age 2, and juice should be limited to 0-4 ounces per day maximum. A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations” adds to recommendations on beverage intake for

Drinking Water: What, So What, Now What?

Drinking water, public health, and obesity prevention stakeholders gathered for an interactive workshop at the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference on May 30 to share ideas and discuss strategies. Hosted by the National Drinking Water Alliance and University of California Nutrition Policy Institute, participants updated one another on the latest and greatest in drinking water via a “Data Walk,” organized into the four buckets of Alliance activity: research, policy, access and safety, and education and promotion. They also brainstormed strategies for focusing on infants and young children, as well as messaging on water safety and promotion. Session highlights included: New recommendation

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